Boku no Hero Academia – 09
「いいぞガンバレ飯田くん!」 (Iizo Ganbare Iida-kun!)
“Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Iida-kun!”
Afternoon everyone! Takaii here filling in for Stilts-chan as he deals with some real life things!
Hello Class 1-A!
Compared to the past few episodes that have just been off the charts when it comes to defining the shounen genre, this week’s episode slowed things down a bit in favor of fleshing out the very diverse freshmen class of 1-A. Giving more characters than usual the opportunity to speak and show us their personalities, I have to give the show some props for managing such a large cast as well as it has.
Also, I have no doubt that everyone watching this show thought Iida was the best candidate for the job. And even though he didn’t win at first, how can you not support a guy who obviously wanted the position and voted for someone who he thought would do an even better job?
Everything Will Be All Might
That said, if I had to pick one thing that the spotlight was shining on, it would have to be All Might and his inner monologue throughout his way to work. Noticing that his powers were weaker than before and the time limit for maintaining his form steadily dropping, you could totally feel that sense of impending doom. And while doom might be a bit strong of a word to describe the situation, the fact that this scene preceded the shot of someone knocking a hole into UA’s walls (which apparently is really difficult to do) really accentuated it all.
Learning How to Be a Hero
Something I love about HeroAca is the way the show handles the whole idea of heroes. With a strong emphasis on how powers are ambiguous and can be used for either good or bad, I loved Thirteen’s speech about how important it is for heroes to understand just it means to use their quirks. Highlighting that his power has the ability to be extremely deadly if used carelessly, I loved how he managed to express such a grave and uncomfortable topic in such an upbeat and positive manner.
After a rather relaxing episode, it looks like things are about to get kicked back into full swing next week. You have a ton of villains descending upon class 1-A and All Might is out of commission since he got caught up with hero work, it looks like the only way everyone’s going to get out of this one is to fight their way through. In any case, I’ll catch you guys in the comments when Stilts-chan should be back with his usual witty banter!